Judo Landing tips?

Gyakuto

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My videos show that sometimes when you are thrown, you truly don't know which part of your body will land first. The Chinese wrestling method emphasizes on protecting your head in that situation. I know Judo guys don't do this.

The Chinese wrestling falling method is used in parachute jumping. The parachute jumper has helmet. Without helmet, you have to use your arms to protect your head.

No matter what MA that you train, when you realize that your head will hit on the hard ground, what will you do?

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不 As elegant as a sack of potatoes being dropped!
 

frank raud

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Ive been trained in break-fall a lot. But nothing teaches you how to deal with unexpected falls more than growing up in New England and learning what black ice is.

You find out quickly whether your break fall skills work or not. And even worse than pavement, is hard frozen dirt. Its like steel thats in a bad mood.
As someone who has spent 60+ years in the frozen tundra known as The Great White North, including a childhood spent in the Arctic, I can attest ice is an excellent teacher.
 

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